ANCIENT ROMAN COILED GLASS FLASK

£650.00

Measurements: 15 cm - height

 

Description: A thin and lengthy perfume flask featuring a slightly bulbous body with a long, narrow neck that forms into a small rim. A black ribbed, coil spirals along the body of the phial. Such a thin, delicate phial would have most likely have been used for storing and pouring expensive items, such as perfume or oil.

 

Reference: Bergman, S. M., Oliver, A., Ancient Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1980., nos. 37, 38.

 

Period: 2nd century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, complete and intact. Some natural earthy encrustations.

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